Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Fire & Ice This Weekend

Sturgeon Bay pays homage to the winter season this weekend with its annual “Fire and Ice” celebration. The event Friday and Saturday features fun activities both outdoors and indoors. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says, once again, the carving of ice and snow will take center stage throughout the city… Paige Funkhauser, the visitor center’s new Marketing and Promotions Director, … Continue reading

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Nomination Deadline Approaching for Golden Heart Awards

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2016 Golden Heart Awards, but the deadline is rapidly approaching. The Volunteer Center of Door County will hand out the awards at its yearly celebration on Thursday, April 21st at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. On that evening, nominees will be recognized for their volunteer efforts locally in these categories, “Adult Volunteer of … Continue reading

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Miss Door County 2016 is…

A new Miss Door County was crowned Saturday night at the Southern Door Auditorium. Jay Zahn submitted this report for WDOR…

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Review Board to Consider Tractor Supply’s Interest in Kmart Building Renovation

A proposal to renovate a portion of the former K-Mart building in Sturgeon Bay is the only item on the agenda of the city’s aesthetic design and site plan review board meeting Monday at 7PM in the city hall community room. As WDOR News reported earlier, Tractor Supply Company wants to use about 30% of the building at 1833 Egg Harbor Road for a retail … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Police Investigating Burglary & Counterfeit Money

Counterfeit money has been turning up in northeast Wisconsin, including Door County. Local law enforcement and Baylake Bank says fake $100 bills were passed in Sturgeon Bay within the past few days. The “funny money” has also been showing up in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. The currency appears to be $100 bills copied onto washed one dollar bills. The bills pass the pen … Continue reading

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Development Process Continues for Former Harbor Place Shoppes Site

A preliminary planned unit development for a proposed housing complex on Sturgeon Bay’s west side was given the go-ahead to continue the PUD process by the Sturgeon Bay Common Council Tuesday evening. A Madison firm, New Urban Focus, Incorporated, is proposing to build a four-story facility at 49 North Madison Avenue, on the site of the former Harbor Place Shoppes. The four-level building, as envisioned, … Continue reading

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Council Reaffirms Closing of Streets for Ship Yard Expansion

A request to rescind action on a Sturgeon Bay City Council resolution authorizing the vacation or closing of portions of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street, with conditions, was defeated on a council vote of four to two Tuesday evening following extensive discussion. Alderman Will Gregory requested the action. In an interview on WDOR, Gregory said more time should have been dedicated to considering the ramifications … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails to Open

The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department is reporting that all of the snowmobile trail sections in Kewaunee County will open at 6PM tonight(Wednesday, February 3rd). Trails are reported to be in fair condition, and riders are urged to use caution near the Black Ash Swamp north of Algoma. Riders are reminded that they are required to purchase a trail pass this year which is … Continue reading

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Candidate Forum for Sturgeon Bay Council Wednesday

The League of Women Voters of Door County will sponsor candidate forums for seats on the Sturgeon Bay City Council Wednesday at 7PM in the council chambers at city hall. The league forums are intended to help voters select the most qualified, best-suited person for the office. It is not a debate. Questions supplied anonymously by audience-members are screened by members of the organization. All … Continue reading

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Maritime Speaker Series to Discuss Grand Traverse Islands Thursday

Recent efforts to create a national park in the Grand Traverse Islands will be the topic for the next installment in the Door County Maritime Museum speaker series Thursday evening. John Bacon, Chairman of the Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands, will present the program at 7PM at the museum’s Sturgeon Bay facility on the city’s west side waterfront. Bacon suggests that the islands, stretching … Continue reading

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